30’’x30’’ acrylic on canvas. This is a painting done during covid when whale activity increased because of the quieter waters. Every night at around 8:30 the grey whales would be close to the shore in the stillness of the lockdown imposed by Covid-19.
The presence and noise of boats interferes with the whales ability to feed and hunt as more energy and effort is needed to communicate and travel away from the noise. Watching from the shoreline provides them a quieter and less hectic environment to find food.
The beautiful area of White Rock is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceeded territories of the Coast Salish people, particularly the Semiahmoo First Nation.